Sunday, December 3, 2017
[Kit Insight] Bandai Tamashii Nations NX Edge Style MS Unit MBF-P03secondL Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L
Sunday, November 26, 2017
[Kit Insight] Bandai HGTB 1/144 MS-06R Zaku II High Mobility Type (Reuse "P" Device) "Psycho Zaku" (Light Build)
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
There are lots of amazing and creative entries at this year's GBWC 2017, with a great number of large-sized works pushing the boundaries of the size limitations! Comprising a total of 107 entries across all categories this year, there is a great mix of model kit grades, scales and concepts! Head down to Compass One mall from 17 Oct to 29 Oct 2017 to view all the fantastic entries!
Kudos to everyone who participated! Even if you don't win anything, relish the fact that you are brave and sporting enough to join a global competition!
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
As the workhorse of the Federation, the GM frame can be adapted for a variety of different uses and functions. For the colonies far from the immediate reach of the Federation's military might, the GM Command (Federal Police Model) is the first line of defense against rebels, insurgents and the occasional Neo Zeon incursion.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
[Accessory Analysis] Bandai Tamashii Nations Metal Build 1/100 Tactical Arms II L & Tiger Pierce Option Set
Sunday, September 24, 2017
[Kit Insight] Premium Bandai HG 1/144 RAG-79-G1a Gundam Marine Type "Gundiver" [Production Model] (Customised Build)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time is a funny thing.
When I was younger, I used to gaze forlornly at the model kits placed behind a sheet of glass in the display cabinets of departmental stores, wondering if I will ever be able to afford a collection like that. When my parents bought me a model kit, I would tear into it with gusto, building it quickly and then posing it and making battle sounds with my mouth and pure imagination. When I was younger, I didn’t have the disposable income to indulge in the hobby, but what I had was a ton of free time.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
[Kit Insight] Premium Bandai HGUC 1/144 RGM-89D/A1 Special Operations Jegan Type D [Tier 1 Operator Use] (Customised Build)
[Kit Insight] Bandai HG Gundam The Origin 1/144 MS-06C5 Zaku II Type C5 Commander Type (Anti-Ship Combat Use) (Painted Build)
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Dragon Momoko (DM) dropped this bombshell shortly after the shipping of their fabulous MG 1/100 Testament Gundam, surprising a fair bit of the community. For the uninitiated, the Arming Tree & Progressive Weapons package exists as a Bandai Chogokin set released some years back and costs a bomb (as with most Chogokin-branded products). It is a very interesting concept, even for non-followers of the Evangelion franchise, which is why you are now reading this Analysis.
Third party model kit manufacturer Anubis has been releasing some pretty cool stuff over the past few months, from the titular multi-function Anubis Base to a Heavy Combat Weapon Set that is able to meld mechanically with the Gunpla from almost any Gundam series. Their latest product throws back to simpler times, but with a twist.
Monday, June 26, 2017
[GALLERY] Bandai Tamashii Nations Metal Build 1/100 Powered Red & 150 Gerbera Straight [Power] Option Set
Monday, June 19, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
As the latest rendition (model kit development wise) of the Denial Gundam, the Gundam Schwarzritter boasts a dark, brooding black colour scheme, complemented by powerful accents of gold. From the no-frills, pugilistic design of the Denial, the Schwarzritter is equipped with a massive backpack that can turn into equally massive swords, giving it undeniable power as required by the Masked Second G.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Third party model kit manufacturer Dragon Momoko (DM) has been doing some great work with their MG 1/100 Strike series of model kits, pushing out a good number of different units very quickly. The Divine Testament Gundam is the latest in DM's MG line, incorporating all of its lessons learned and technology developed over the past three years.
So is the Testament a testament of what the company can do?
Monday, May 29, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
The Barzam is in itself an oxymoron: it is a Federation mobile suit but with the signature monoeye-sensor of Zeon units and it looks nothing like the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II that it was based off, other than the Titans colour scheme. The various design features and characteristics give the Barzam a bestial, oddly appealing look, being the love-child of Federation and Zeon engineering.
Monday, May 15, 2017
[Custom] Bandai HGIBO 1/144 V08-1228 Grimgerde Vanguard [Anti Mobile Armor Combat Equipment] (Customised Build)
The Grimgerde came out of nowhere to kick ass in the first season of the Iron Blooded Orphans anime, but sadly relinquished its place on the show to become the Helmwige Reincar, which was eventually wrecked. Nevertheless, the Grimgerde made such a showy impact that the customised Grimgerdes have not stopped coming.
[Gallery] Metal Club Metal Build 1/100 GN-0000 GNHW/7SG 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G.[Inspection Colours]
The Draken III is arguably a masterpiece of variable fighter (VF) design, shifting from a sleek delta-shaped fighter mode to a walking tank Gerwalk and finally to the slender, Anubis-esque Battroid form. As compared to the protagonist Siegfried, the dark and brooding Draken III captured my attention (and money).
Monday, May 8, 2017
Every now and then, I get a wild but very doable idea for a Gunpla custom, and this time, it is a GM Ground Type retrofitted for urban combat. Inspired by the real-world TUSK (Tank Urban Survival Kit) that the US Army used for the venerable M1 Abrams in the Middle East, the MUSK Equipped GM Ground Type serves the same purpose: as the spearhead in a push for urban centers.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
[Gallery] Bandai HGIBO 1/144 ASW-G-01 Gundam Bael (Calamity War Rollout Ver. - Agnika Kaieru Use) with Ulfbert Claymore
As certain engagements required heavier weaponry than a pair of swords, Agnika Kaieru would sometimes lift the massive Ulfbert Claymore from its ceremonial docking at Vingolf, Gjallarhorn's headquarters on Earth, and use the weapon to bring down contingents of Mobile Armors and Mobile Workers by himself.
Basically the closest IBO-universe analog of the Titans (in the eyes of the commoner at least), the Gjallarhorn Outer Earth Regulatory Fleet relied on its overwhelming military superiority to quell dissent and maintain law and order. With a huge stable of Halfbeak-class warships and their assigned squadrons of Graze mobile suits, the OERT reserved a trump card for more dire engagements.
A Gundam Frame.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Gundam Kimaris was a pretty swell Gundam Frame of its own, with its distinctive knightly visage, purple-themed colour scheme and preference for large, powerful lances. The Kimaris Vidar pulls out all the stops to create one of the best looking Gundam Frames in the series, with an ornate mohawk cresting its head, no less.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
At the end of the final battle of the McGillis Fareed Incident, a modified Reginlaze Julia raised the Barbatos' severed head in victory, signalling the cessation of hostilities and the beginning of a rocky road to an uneasy peace. The final frame of the Reginlaze Julia is pretty significant as it embodies a legend retold countless times throughout the annals of history: the Devil can only be slain by Man, although in Julieta's case, this came at a very, very high cost.